Ordain, Ordination
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    Ordain, Ordination

    To appoint or confer authority or office. To use authority in the Lord’s Church, a person must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority (A of F 1:5). Although a person may receive authority by ordination, he uses it under the direction of those who hold the particular keys for that authority.